Bac Kan

Belonging to the Northeastern mountainous area of Vietnam, Bac Kan once has been the capital of the liberated zone of the Viet Minh during the French – Viet Minh War from 1946 to 1954, is a potential tourism province due to its richness of natural resources, minerals, and culture ethnic identity and home to 7 ethnic minorities including Tay, Nung, King, Dao, Mong, Hoa, and San Chay. Traveling to Bac Kan nowadays, you can not only visit the marvelous natural landscape but also get more knowledge about an important period in Vietnamese modern history.

Pac Ngoi Village, Bac Kan

Besides activities related to trekking and cycling in Ba Be National Park, having a boat trip on the Ba Be Lake and the Nang River, admiring many beautiful scenes due to stalactites and attractive stalagmites of Nang Tien Cave, taking part in historical tours visiting former battlefields and war relics, you shouldn’t miss the chance to experience a night at a local house on stilts in Pac Ngoi Village. It will be a great chance for you to have a better understanding of the unique ethnic culture and local people’s daily activities.

Bac Kan

There are 2 main seasons in Bac Kan including the dry season lasting from April to October and the rainy season from November to December. The annual average temperature is 25oC and it makes the weather cool all-around the year.  If you are planning a trip to Bac Kan and you care much about the weather condition, it would be better if you can consider the high possibility of rain and high humidity in some months such as March, April, and August.

Bac Kan sightseeing

Bac Kan is just around 150 kilometers from Hanoi and thanks to the expressway of Hanoi – Cho Moi, it now takes only 2 hours to get to this mountainous province. Furthermore, it can also be connected from other provinces including Thai Nguyen, Lang Son, Cao Bang, and Tuyen Quang. Among them, the most used and convenient route for those who start the journey from Hanoi is via Thai Nguyen. On the other hand, there are 2 routes to reach Bac Kan from Cao Bang including road 3 which is very beautiful and in quite good conditions, and the one via Na Phac offers plenty of photograph opportunities of the breathtaking mountains areas. Some tours covering the famous sites in Bac Kan and other mountainous provinces organized by Travel Authentic Asia can be named are “Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfalls”, “Vietnam Photography Tour”, “Northeast Vietnam Soft Adventure”, “Motorcycling Mountain North”, and “Untouched Vietnam”.

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